Instagram is Reportedly Working on a "Posts you've seen" Feature and much more!

Instagram has been testing out a lot of new features these days with the main focus being on Stories and the Shopping feature (that is bound to become a big source of Revenue for the Facebook Company in the future). However, the recent “in the works” features are related to basic post and profile settings.

The first feature in question was spotted by renowned apps explorer Jane Manchun Wong who posted a tweet about Instagram testing a follow button in the UI of Tagged People list. Wong also shared a screenshot depicting how the new feature would look like.

The next batch of features (in the testing phase) were spotted by WABetaInfo and Social Media Consultant Matt Navarra. The most prominent one of these features is “Posts you’ve seen”. It will bring together all the posts and profiles a user has viewed in their feed. Navarra also shared the screenshot, showing users where the option will appear, upon being rolled out publicly.

Additionally, similar features (“Posts you’ve liked”, “Posts you’ve sent” and “Posts you’ve commented on”) are also being tested.

Many people have compared these features with Facebook’s Activity Log and quite frankly, the resemblance is uncanny!


Moreover, people are bringing up the disappearance of number of posts and the like count on Posts. However, many users still have access to these features so it’s not clear whether Instagram is purposely and slowly testing the removal and the feedback due to it or it is simply a glitch. Thus, it will be interesting to see how these changes factor into the implementation of the above mentioned features.

It remains to be seen when Instagram plans on rolling out these features and whether it intends to release all of these, as the media sharing company is known for testing features that it ultimately never launch publicly. Thus, time is the answer for now. Stay tuned for further updates in this story!

Read next: Instagram found Testing "Order" and "Product" Stickers for its Stories Feature!

Featured Photo: Natanaelginting

No comments:

Post a Comment